About Willie G's

Known for serving fresh seafood specialties and recognized nationally as one of the top upscale seafood restaurants, Willie G’s has established itself as the premier seafood house in the Houston Galleria area. If you're looking for the freshest Gulf seafood and unsurpassed service, Willie G's is sure to deliver.

Willie G's Seafood, now open at The Post Oak Hotel, is an all-new experience in not only the look and feel of the restaurant but features innovative and fresh menu items to complement our classic favorites. We look forward to serving you at our new location.

1640 W Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 11am -11pm
Sunday 11am - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 840-7190

Website:
http://www.williegs.com/postoak/index.asp

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Host your next event at Willie G’s and choose from three elegant private rooms for your special occasion. Our banquet staff will work with you to customize a menu that reflects your taste and accommodates the needs of your guests. Let Willie G's set the stage for the perfect event.

Willie G's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Business Meals (36)
Special Occasion (35)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Casual (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Cozy (18)
Romantic (18)
Hot Spot (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
People Watching (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (5)
Live Sports (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Great waiter, nice settings, excellent food ,good price

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·Dined 2 days ago

Willy G's has valet parking only. Be prepared for that. You walk in to a very nice establishment (on the more formal side). We were seated and waited on promptly. The appetizer was delicious (Seafood Trash?). It was shrimp and crab meat flavored very well. We order the Amberjack which was seasoned a little light but still tasty. The veggies were delish. A 10.00 side salad was ordered, but be prepared for all of the ingredients. If you don't like beet flakes and other such items you might ask a few questions before ordering. For us it was a waste of 10.00. We also ordered the boiled shrimp. They were large, beautiful and served ice cold, but I fear had very little taste unless you drowned them in sauce. Our meals did not come out at the same time, as my meal (boiled shrimp) must have gotten mixed up with another meal. We had to ask for the sauces that we were told came with the Amberjack. We had to ask for bread that was offered to us but not delivered.

I drank water and he had one draft beer. We did not ordered dessert. Just to give you an good estimate on pricing, our bill was 103.00. This was not over the top, but I have had seafood just as good for less than half the price. If you are looking for a more formal atmosphere for a special occasion this may be the place for you. If you are going just for the food, you can find it at a much more reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

This is there new location, and it's beautiful inside. I got the seafood platter and I didn't care for the seasoning, but I loved the garlic bread and the tea. The staff was nice and managers came over to make sure everything was ok. I will definitely go back but try a different dish next time.

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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent experience

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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Birthday celebration! We loved the old Willie G’s and it’s looking like the love will continue

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·Dined 3 days ago

The new location and venue are very different than the old location on S. Post Oak. If you are looking for the comfortable surroundings of the old Willie G's the new place will be disappointing. It's another restaurant Landry's has reinvented and feels like a lot of their other restaurants. If you want fun, young and loud you might.like it.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great Food and a Beautiful restaurant. All the food was absolutely worth the cost!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food. I’d definitely go back when in Houston.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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·Dined 4 days ago

The service and food was 5⭐️‘A across the board! The snapper was awesome, and the lobster rice was amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, People Watching, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Great new place we had the whole red snapper perfect!!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

3 of us spent $240 for dining and was very disappointed. Been to the previous Willie G's tens of times for the many years it was available in Houston. Yes the new atmosphere was beautiful but it comes at a deep price. Willie G's was always on my list as the place that we can go to regularly, fairly priced, well portioned meals, good quality/service, and easy to find parking. This new Willie G's is trying to act as a NEW upscale establishment but instead is trying to treat locals as tourists by pricing dishes high, giving low portions, valet only parking, and etc. One would not be full by eating a fish plate + appetizer + dessert. Since I'm not a fan of parts of the dish, I requested to sub the side order of Rice for some extra veggies or Asparagus. The waiter came back and was disappointed as well that he couldn't mod our meal and would have to charge an extra $5. So while Willie G's is trying to act as an upscale restaurant they are instead pulling off McDonald's style moves. Service was excellent and the staff was indeed well trained from entry to exit. Valet parking was a bit busy just like Mastro's. To add more disappointment either the restaurant forgot it was noted as an Anniversary or doesn't celebrate birthdays/anniversary's with a simple cake. Unfortunately Willie G's is not going to be one of my goto's unless they fix these issues. I rather pay $50 more per person and actually get real food across the street at Mastro's.

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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

A little noisy but great food and service. Place was very nice and well lit

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

2nd time back since the new opening. Double wow. Every new dish is amazing.
Jumbo gumbo is a smash hit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food in wonderful atmosphere

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Love the new concept.
Great new menu.
Life has been brought back to Willie g’s

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great dinner. Amazing place. Menu has everything for the whole family. Great service as expected from Landry’s.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The Korean barbecue oysters are delicious, the stuffed crab is wonderful and the gumbo is spot on.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place. Very disappointed to see they took my 8 pm reservation on open table showing many dining times when there was an obvious wait time. Arrives at 8 pm and was told they we would have a short wait time. It was very crowded making it difficult to even get to the bar for a drink. At 8:30 we were able to find a seat at the prep area bar once someone left. I finally was called at 8:50 for my table. At that point we had already ordered our meals and ate at the prep bar. Very disappointed in there reservation practices. Food and service once seated was excellent. To go to the effort to make a reservation and it not be honored will keep me from going back.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It very cold and loud in the building. Delayed in receiving our entree. Newly opened and there is potential for greatness...will give a second chance.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was excellent. The food was very good. We were seated quickly and served quickly. Everything arrived in the right order and in a timely manner. The staff was very friendly. Fantastic gumbo and broiled seafood platter finished off with beignets and creme brulee.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have been going to Willie's G for over 25 years and have always enjoyed it and found it to be consistent in food and service. The new location is beautiful and very upscale, which I enjoy and was pleasantly surprised! Our waiter, Sasan, who we requested to be in our area, was as always, excellent! He knows what martini's we enjoy, menu items we love, etc. The menu has changed somewhat, so he had excellent recommendations knowing our choices from the past location. Really nice restaurant and beautifully decorated. Definitely be back and have already recommended it to some friends who have not been to the new location yet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

PLEASE, DON'T CHANGE THE MENU AFTER 50 YEARS! BUT THE SERVICE CAN NOT BE MATCHED.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Horribly understaffed. Table was not set up when seated. A full twenty minutes to set up the table, one item at a time. Napkins, then glasses then silverware etc. etc.
Waiter was obviously stressed. Most primary items on the menu were not available.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Too bad they were out of a lot of items on the menu at 5:00 on Christmas Day!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We ate there on Christmas. We enjoyed it. It was very busy, so they ran out of crawfish etoufee

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall we were pleased with the food and table service, but it didn't start out well. We had made reservations through Open Table and I specifically noted that we needed a table with wheelchair access for my 90-year old mother. The greeter took us right to the table but didn't help at all in moving a chair out of the way so my mom could get to the table. I stood there and waited for him to do something, but he did nothing. I finally had to drag the chair out of the way myself.

That said, the menu was wide-ranging (mainly seafood, not much in the way of steak options, it seemed) and it was tough to pick among the attractive options. Overall, we had a pretty good time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was Christmas Day, I shouldn’t have expected much. The food was good as always, but we were seated in the bar area when we had a reservation. Restaurant was barely had full for the more formal tables. Waiter was nice but a little scattered, initially brought the wrong meal to my girlfriend, but it was quickly fixed. Not my usual experience at the restaurant I won’t be frequenting anymore.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Took over 3 hours for us to get our entrees! When the food finally arrived the vegetables were ice cold! Waiter abandoned our party of 12. NEVER will I return to Willie G's!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had our first Christmas Day dinner out and Willie G's fit the bill. Great food, good services and wonderful ambience!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall our dining experience was good. The African American hostess (who try to check us in) was very rude to us and she had no idea how to bring up the open table reservation. Another hostess pushed her out of the way and she found our reservation. Our waiter was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and courteous. The food itself was excellent as well.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything we ordered was good, for the most part. The tuna tower with crab meat and avocado was sort of squishy and not appealing at all, but everything else was great- mushroom and zucchini appetizers, fried entrees, etc. Sea Bass was exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Rita makes everything better with her great service

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Ordered a small seafood gumbo and my shrimp still had the shell on it. My drink had dirt or lead in it.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very nice restaurant with very good food. The catfish was fried to perfection. An overall score of 4 was given because we were seated close to the open door of a private party room. There was heavy wait staff traffic. Very distracting.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food and service. Made the evening and dining experience pleasant

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

slow service, 30 minutes to get a cocktail, ordered and entrees arrived before salads. terrible service.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Day in and out. Willie g has great food and service. The gumbo is a must.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Roger is the most fabulous waiter! He was dynamic, efficient, gave excellent recommendations (although most of us had dined there before he helped with the specials!!). Know we were on a time crunch (holiday celebration over lunch) he moved us "gently" through appetizers, first courses and mains and STILL had us finished in an hour and a half! He is my GO TO waiter at Willie G's now!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Roger did a wonderful job. Very attentive and responsive. Would ask for him when I come back !!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Party of 15... Great atmosphere. James, our server was absolutely knowledgeable, friendly, organized and fast to respond. Prices are fair, the food was GREAT. The cheese cake was the BEST EVER.

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals
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